Government has given a clarification on the major confusion in the salary increment process of the central government employees.
Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur made a statement in the upper house of parliament that, if a central government employee gets a promotion between January 1 and June 30, then he or she will get a salary increment from January 1 next year.
It implies that if an employee gets a promotion between January 1 and June 30, he or she can not choose July 1 as the date of next increment (DNI), as it was earlier.
Under the 6th Pay Commission, the employees used to get an appraisal uniformly on July 1 every year. Under the 7th Pay Commission, two dates were given which were July 1 and January 1.
Harishankar Tiwari, General Secretary at All India Audit & Accounts Association also explained that a central government have to choose between DoP (Date of Promotion) or DNI. The employee will receive benefits according to his or her choice.
7th Pay Commission has also recommended performance based appraisal system. Earlier people use to get promoted after 10, 20 and 30 years of service in central government. Now employees will be promoted on the basis of their performance during the financial year and the central government has accepted it.